Radiation

  • Radiant energy - the transfer of energy via electromagnetic waves.

  • examples:

    • sun warms your face

    • apparent heat of a fire

    • others?

  • Q: Using the three mechanisms for heat transport that we just discussed, show with a diagram how a thunderstorm can form.

image adopted from The Atmosphere by F. Lutgens and E. Tarbuck, Prentice-Hall, Inc